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Vanilla Wafer Cake I

Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe uses vanilla wafers to make a delicious cake and a brown sugar icing that isn't too sweet but definitely delightful."
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servings 620
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 - 8 inch layer cake)


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  1. Cream shortening and 1 cup white sugar together. Blend in beaten eggs. Combine crushed vanilla wafers and baking powder: mix into the creamed mixture alternately with milk. Stir in nuts and coconut. Pour batter into two greased and floured 8 inch round pans.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 to 60 minutes. Cool layers on wire racks.
  3. In a small sauce pan, mix 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar together well. Mix in evaporated milk and butter or margarine. Cook over medium heat to the soft ball stage, 234 - 240 degrees F (112 - 115 degrees C). Pour mixture into a mixing bowl. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until the icing is spreadable. Frost the cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 620 calories; 33.3 77.2 6 78 262 Full nutrition

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This recipe is inaccurate. Do not leave the cake in the oven for 50-60 minutes. I found that 40 minutes was sufficient, however, the outside of the cake was too crispy and brown, while the ins...